What comes to mind when you think about the word legacy? More than likely you think of people who are either older, or people who have passed on. You might think of what they left behind. This word makes us think about what our legacy will be and leaves us with the question, what will we leave behind?
We all want to leave a legacy, but the truth is we never will leave a legacy for tomorrow unless we live a legacy TODAY.
Live Like You Have Purpose
Everybody wants to know their purpose, but how many people are living with purpose everyday? I can’t tell you what your purpose is but I can give you a hint in the right direction: your purpose is not about you! If you have purpose that means that you do not exist for yourself.
Everything that exists has a role or a function:
A toothbrush exists to clean teeth.
A hairbrush exists to brush hair.
A car exists to move people from one place to another.
Axe body spray exists to make middle school boys think they don’t need to take a shower.
If you have a purpose it means you exist for something other than yourself. And the truth is you will never leave a lasting legacy until you get over yourself and realize it’s not about you.
Live With Resilience
Growing up, we played sports in our household, and that means from time to time there were injuries. My dad always told my siblings and I the same thing after every injury: “if you’re going to play rough, then you’ve got to be tough.” Truer words have never been spoken in sports and in life. Sometimes life is going to hit you like a Chuck Norris roundhouse kick to the face, but you are going to have to dust yourself off and get back up again. The people we remember the most are those who stood face to face with great opposition and didn’t back down: people like Martin Luther King, Joan of Arc, and Jesus.
Live Like Today Matters (Because it Does)
We all don’t start in the same place or all have the same advantages in life, but you know what you and Jeff Bezos of Amazon have in common? You both have the same amount of time today. You get 24 precious hours of time to do something with your today, and the way you spend your hours today will determine your years to come.
So, what are you doing with today? Are you just spending time or are you investing your time? When you spend money you get what you pay for, but when you invest your money you get a return on it! Don’t just spend time doing things today, but invest your time on things that will outlast you… things that will leave a legacy.
Our Legacy Year program is an investment into your life. It isn’t a waste of time, it’s an investment of time that will have a lifetime of returns. Click here to learn more.